June 7, 2019
Contacts: Mayor Mike Snider – 419-734-5522
Safety-Service Director – Olen Martin – 419-734-5522
Topic: Ohio Department of Transportation Notification Award
The City of Port Clinton infrastructure application for the Safe Routes to School (STRS) was selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) program for funding. The application was submitted in partnership with Ottawa County Commissions, Ottawa County Engineer, Port Clinton City Schools and the City of Port Clinton.
Projects were ranked based on many factors including: proximity to a bicycle or pedestrian crash, traffic speed, percentage of K-8 students’ expected to benefit and the community’s commitment to SRTS. Once ranked, projects were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of ODOT staff, along with representatives from education, health and advocacy.
ODOT will provide up to a maximum of $348,538 for sidewalk construction with ADA compliant ramps, signage, pavement markings and other infrastructure items on Fremont Road.
The funding is contingent on completion of a final scope meeting with ODOT district representation and the project sponsor.
Construction funds for the project are available during State Fiscal Year 2022.
“Anything we can do to improve safety is a benefit. Although this program focuses on providing safe routes for school aged children, these walkways are available to all citizens in our community will provide a much easier pedestrian connection to those living and visiting the far west end to town.”
Mayor Mike Snider
City of Port Clinton
“We are very pleased that our community has received additional Safe Routes to School dollars. The county commissioners, specifically Mark Coppeler, were instrumental in getting the process started. It’s great to work and live in a community that cares deeply about the safety of our students.”
Port Clinton City Schools